I don’t know what kind of shenanigans I was trying to pull yesterday but….
I’m a total food snob!
I like my veggies local and/or organic and preferably picked straight from the garden
I like my grains whole and soaked
I like my yogurt homemade
I like my fats virgin and unrefined
I like my sauerkraut raw
I like my coffee fair trade, organic, and fresh roasted
I like my desserts free of refined sugar
I like my soy fermented
I like my chocolate 75% dark
I like my beans slow soaked
I like my kombucha homemade
I like my beer microbrewed
I like my wine made in small batches with love
And yes, I like my eggs pasture fed
I prefer food renegade to food snob. 🙂
Yesterday’s 5 miler turned into 4.5 miles of s p r i n t s.
Awesome, panting, “I just might puke”, sprints.
After 15 minutes of an easy jog to warm up I alternated 1 minute jogging, 30 seconds sprinting, 30 seconds walking.
I LOVE all types of interval training and firmly believe that it is the best way to shape up and make the most of your workout.
Intervals can be included in any type of activity and for any length of time.
Walking? Alternate power walking a block or two with a recovery/normal walk speed for a block or two (or a turn in the road or a until you reach a tree up ahead if you are lucky enough to be walking in the country).
Cleaning the house? Speed up your movement for every other task or add a jog up the stairs every time you finish a chore.
- increase oxygen delivery to the muscles so all activities will seem easier
- increase calorie burn even after activity is stopped
- keep you engaged in the activity because each burst only last a minute or two at the most
- increase your energy levels by elevating you out of your comfort zone
- make you feel like a bad ass because intervals are hard!
Do you include intervals in your workouts? What are some of your favorites?